Paul Rubens’ February article in CIO magazine, 7 Reasons Not to Use Open Source Software, has received quite the backlash in open source circles. I’d like to take a moment to add my own two cents, but I won’t be fanning the flames of the hardline open source fire. Let me be clear—I take issue with this article, but I don’t disagree with most of it. Instead, I think it only tells part of the story, failing to give open source credit where it’s due.
Terry Lawlor recognized as a technology leader for his experience and leadership at Confirmit
In its March issue, SURVEY Magazine presented its 2014 Top Technology Trendsetters. This year's list featured 12 technology leaders changing the research industry, including Terry Lawlor,Confirmit's EVP of Product Management.
Semiconductor Firm Slashes Latency to Enable Remote Productivity
PITTSBURGH – April 15, 2014 – Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for cloud enabled data centers, today announced that Sigma Designs has deployed Avere’s FXT Series Edge Filers to deliver significantly improved productivity for design engineers by providing fast, reliable access to critical design systems and data. With Avere, Sigma Designs IT organization can consistently deliver responsive, high-availability infrastructure, even as rampant data growth strains systems and mounting administrative and energy costs threaten always-tight budgets.
Expanded Android Support Enables C++ and Delphi Developers to Capitalize on the Largest Addressable Mobile Market Using One Code Base
Maidenhead, U.K. – April 15, 2014 – Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, today launched Embarcadero® RAD Studio XE6, the complete multi-device, natively compiled app development platform for Windows, Android, iOS and Mac.
"After under-buying and over-buying, the most common mistake I see in buying a CMS is looking at the wrong list of vendors. The WCM marketplace is saturated and hard to navigate, in truthfulness. Many organizations fall victims to this complexity and chose from completely wrong tools."
Irina Guseva, Senior Analyst for the Real Story Group, "5 Minutes With Irina Guseva", CMS Wire, April 8, 2014.
Munich, Germany (14 April 2014) – ABBYY®, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic software and professional services, today announced they are running a survey of finance and accounting professionals working in sectors such as Legal, Banking, Manufacturing and many others.
The purpose of the survey is to find out how accounting professionals are processing invoices and purchase orders and working with systems like ERP. If you work in a finance role, or know someone who does, then please take a few minutes to give us your opinion or forward it on to someone who can.
Industry experts lead the charge for a frontline view of customer and employee experience New York, NY: 8 April 2014: The most successful organizations know that positive change is driven by the front-line customer experience, employee experience and Market Research experts. AtConfirmit Community Conference (CCC) 2014 on May 8-9 in Orlando at the Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes, industry experts who lead these endeavors will join forces to discuss the challenges they face every day.…
For years, when it came to working in the office, an employee would need to use whatever equipment was provided by the company. The costs of the computers and other devices were the business’s responsibility, but once the equipment was in the employee’s hands, he or she was responsible for what happened to it. In recent years, however, a new trend has emerged that has changed the landscape of how companies conduct their business. It’s called Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), and it’s also changing how the world of marketing works.
Given the flurry of product announcements this week, my desk is stacked high with press releases and requests for review. The most notable of these recent announcements are for ImpressPages 4.0, Jahia 7, and Umbraco 7.1. Each of these content management systems deserve their own review. However, this is a Friday and time isn't on my side. So, I thought at the least there would be value in mentioning the release of these products and give you the option to follow up on your own for additional information.
A few days ago, I received an advance copy DPCI's press release announcing that DPCI has contributed an open source module to integrate Drupal with the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. As far as I can tell, the Drupal 7 module is currently a sandbox project but I assume it will eventually be released as a full module once the code is worked out.
I usually don't blog about specific modules or plugins of a CMS unless I've actually used them for myself or they're huge to the story of the CMS. However, I owe mention of this module to Joe Bachana, President and Founder of DPCI. Several years ago, he invited me to sit on a Drupalcon panel discussing enterprise trends in content management. Besides Joe and myself the panel included Bryan House, Acquia and moderator Jacob Morgan, Chess Media Group. That panel was a milestone event for me (huge audience) and forced me to acknowledge that I not only had a voice in this industry but also people willing to listen.
So without hesitation, DPCI's press release regarding their new Drupal module follows.